1. News

    Rapid assessments of the EBMOs in Western Balkans and Ukraine reveal the challenges and needs faced by enterprises in navigating and recovering from COVID-19

    29 October 2020

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures have caused significant losses and disruptions to enterprises in Western Balkans and Ukraine. To collect evidence on how the pandemic is impacting enterprises’ operations and viability, EBMOs in the region conducted countrywide surveys, which importantly identified relevant support measures for business continuity and recovery. Carried out online between mid-April and May 2020, the surveys reached 2,149 enterprises in six countries. The survey was based on the ILO ACT/EMP “Enterprise survey tool: Assessing the needs of enterprises resulting from COVID-19” and was conducted in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

  2. Women in business and management

    MALKIA - Women Managers Rise Up: Skilling for Success

    30 September 2020

    ITC-ACT/EMP launched MALKIA a new online training. MALKIA is a learning and coaching package for women managers with team responsibilities.

  3. News

    Employers Confederation of the Philippines launches eCampus after the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis

    30 September 2020

    International Labour Organization’s Bureau of Employers’ Activities (ILO ACT/EMP) and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) support ECOP having its own digital classroom

  4. Women in business and management

    Call to Action: Employers Confederation of the Philippines leads call for diversity and inclusion at the center of business leadership

    29 September 2020


    ILO supports better performance of the dairy sector in Egypt

    28 September 2020

    The ILO and the Chamber of Food Industries (CFI), member of Egypt’s offical employer organization, the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) collaborate to enhance the performance of the dairy value chain in Egypt by engaging key market actors.

  6. Gender equality and COVID-19

    Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the ILO and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.


    ILO, ITC-ILO and PIPSO sign Letter of Intent to collaborate on capacity building of Pacific EBMO

    09 September 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Training Centre Programme for Employers Activities (ITC-ILO/ACTEMP), and the Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) have concluded a cooperation agreement to further promote a more structured, strategic and sustainable approach to capacity building of Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMO) in the Pacific Islands.

  8. COVID-19 stories

    First person: COVID-19 stories from the world of work

    30 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could hardly have imagined. Everyone has been affected and everyone has a story to share. See some of their stories here.

  9. Q&A

    A Private Sector Perspective on COVID19 – Conclusion of Joint Webinar Series between ILO and the Pacific Employers

    28 August 2020

    Responding to the demand for deeper private sector dialogue from employer and business membership organizations in the Pacific, an eight part webinar series was launched in collaboration between the Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) and ILO Bureau for Employer’s Activities (ACT/EMP). The series brought together ILO specialists, international experts, and private sector representatives from both Asia and the Pacific to share experience and views on the implications of COVID19 for social protection, wages and productivity, digital transformation, effective communications, agile HR, local industry development, the business of representing business, and the role of the corporate board.

    Stephen Lyon, Chairperson of PIPSO, explains how the Pacific private sector is responding to COVID19, some of the key learnings to come from the webinar series, and what the road ahead looks like for PIPSO.

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    Looking back to look forward: What does the next normal look like?

    27 August 2020

    Crises, such as that caused by COVID-19, bring change. What can previous crises tell us about how those changes are likely to manifest themselves?